SOFIA (Bulgaria), October 11 (SeeNews) – A consortium led by the Bulgarian construction company Glavbolgarstroy (GBS) – International Gas has received an order to build a gas link between Bulgaria and Serbia after the local company Canpipe, which originally ranked first BG, in Bulgarian, said the gas transmission system operator Bulgartransgaz.
With 97.14 points, the GBS consortium’s offer has the best price-performance ratio of all bidders in the tender published by Bulgartransgaz, announced Bulgartransgaz in its decision published on the website of the public procurement authority.
GBS proposed building the gas connection at a cost of 167.7 million levs ($ 99.1 million / € 85.8 million), while Canpipe BG proposed a price of 164.2 million levs.
In June, Bulgartransgaz announced that it had accepted the offer from Canpipe BG, one of the local subsidiaries of Canpipe Industries International Inc.
In July, the Bulgarian competition authority announced that the construction of the gas connection with Serbia could not continue until the complaints against the selection of Canpipe BG as the contractor for the project were resolved. The project did not meet the urgency criteria that would justify awarding the contract to the selected candidate before the Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) has issued its final decision on the complaints, the competition authority said in a statement back then.
Bulgartransgaz said earlier this year that its tender attracted over 143.6 million levs for the supply of equipment and construction of the nationwide section of gas link 11 bids. Bulgartransgaz announced at the time that bids had been submitted by nine companies and the Bulgarian branches of the companies Arkad and Bonatti, which are registered in Italy. The length of the Bulgarian section of the gas connection with Serbia is 62 kilometers.
(1 euro = 1,95583 lev)